In the last 12 or so months, the British actor has shot to stardom, receiving rave reviews for his films and becoming something of a heartthrob — even if he thinks he looks like Sid from Ice Age. Speaking to the magazine, the British actor seemed almost at a loss to explain the near-constant hounding by paparazzi and the phenomenon of “Cumberbitches,” the female fans who follow his every move. Still, with recent performances in 12 Years A Slave, The Fifth Estate, and August: Osage County, it doesn't look like his star power will be fading any time soon.
But, while he might not be getting a break from all the attention, Cumberbatch would like to take it easier with his next role. “I am so ready to play a really dumb character,” he said. We’re not exactly sure what role that could be. Perhaps this is a case for Baker Street’s premium consultant detective? (T magazine)